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Hearing in millionaire Robert Durst's weapons case delayed

4 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Thursday, April 02 2015 Apr 2, 2015 April 02, 2015 10:21 AM April 02, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana judge has delayed a weapons charge hearing in the case of millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst after FBI agents failed to show up.

Magistrate Judge Harry Cantrell reluctantly agreed to the delay and set another hearing for next Thursday.

An assistant U.S. attorney told Cantrell that two federal agents and a state trooper assigned to a federal task force were instructed not to testify because more time was needed for a review of their subpoenas.

Durst was arrested in March at a New Orleans hotel. His attorneys say the FBI illegally searched his room. They say agents "rummaged" through the 71-year-old man's room without a warrant.

A judge had turned down a request from prosecutors earlier in the day to delay the hearing.

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